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Rising Fuel Costs Forcing Local Fire Departments to Conserve

Rising fuel costs have forced volunteer fire departments to make some changes they hope are temporary.

With diesel now at over $6 a gallon, some departments have elected to not provide pool-filling services this summer.

The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company has decided that it will not be offering pool-filling services this year due to the rising cost of fuel.

“It’s not a decision we wanted to make, but with the cost of fuel we just can’t do it this year,” said Chief Ron Henry.

Henry said the trucks need to be fueled no matter how high the prices get, so they must try to conserve where t...


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